Board Recognizes Students
Copiague Public Schools held a recognition ceremony to honor 22 students within the district for their accomplishments. Members of the administration, Board of Education, Parent Teacher Associations, teachers and parents gathered to acknowledge the students who serve as positive role models for their fellow classmates.
On June 16, the Board recognized students who have portrayed selfless acts of kindness, proven to be positive role models for classmates, volunteered their time to help others, and for academic, athletic, and musical accomplishments. The district congratulates the following students:
Deauville Gardens East : JacklynFreitag, Maurice Orr
Deauville Gardens West : Edwin Duran, Kimberly Garcia Espinal &Tiwan Toney
Great Neck Road : Malik Andilza, Nitthanean Richard & Isaiah Soto
Susan E. Wiley : Madison Aquafredda, Joshua Jagnarine & Edison Peguero Rosario
Copiague Middle School : Jonathan Chinchilla, Gim Elger Gousse, Miguel Mercado & Belen Morote
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague HS : Lissabeth Baez Abreu, Ofelia Argueta Alvarado, Ervin Gonzales, Karla Lopez, Michelle Taveras, Tatyana Bellamy-Walker & Sofie Wilson.
The fifty-fifth commencement exercises of the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School Class of 2014 was celebrated on June 26 by members of the Board of Education, administration, family, friends, faculty and invited guests, officially completing their educational careers as Copiague Eagles. To Read Entire Story and see all the pictures click on link on right side of page. If not a member already, register on right side of page. It only takes a minute and its free.
Getting Happy with Geometry at SEW
their creative thinking caps on, third-graders in Nicole Giannini’s class at
Copiague’s Susan E. Wiley Elementary School wrote a song about geometry. Set to
the tune of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” the students sang their tune for parents
and guests on June 6. “The song was a fun way for the students to learn about
geometry and a good use of their spelling words,” said Ms. Giannini.
Top Senior Athletes
On Sunday, June 8, the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk and the Butch Dellecave Foundation recognized the top senior male and female athletes from each school. This year, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School nominated seniors Michael Illicete and Zyare Brown for the award named in the honor of one of the founding fathers of the Suffolk Hall of Fame.
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Middle school eighth-graders marked a milestone in their educational careers, as they transitioned to the high school during the annual moving up ceremony on June 25. Held inside the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School gymnasium, the students marched in wearing their blue gowns as proud parents, families and friends documented the occasion.
“All of you will leave behind a positive legacy on our middle school, and I have the highest expectations as you are welcomed into the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School,” said Principal Andrew Lagnado. “You are prepared, and you are ready for the academic rigor of the high school.”
Superintendent of Schools Charles A. Leunig added, “Become active citizens and participate in your high school community. I urge you to try new things, and break out of your comfort zone – challenge yourself!”
Valedictorian Andrea Campos and salutatorian Alexandra Saczawa spoke about their years at the middle school, their future at the high school and beyond. Following the presentation of diplomas, the class came together one final time as they marched out of the high school gymnasium, preparing to return in August for freshman orientation and begin their next educational milestone.
SOUTHSIDE FISH & CLAM
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School senior Lindsay Griffiths has been named a winnerin the 2014 National Achievement Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program exists specifically to honor academically talented Black Americans and is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Her award is being underwritten by NMSC and provides a single payment of $2,500.Sign in or Register for Full Website Access
For the second consecutive year, the varsity softball team at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School received the
Sportsmanship Team of the Year Award from the Suffolk County Softball UmpiresAssociation. Only one varsity team within the county is given the award eachyear. “One of the foundations of Copiague softball is sportsmanship,” saidcoach Jean Ann Kohn. “To be honored two years in a row makes me extremely proud of my team.”